What I've Learned in Business So Far...

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    ^Great ideas Thinman. I like. [​IMG] I have a set of duplicate toiletries as well in those small bottle you can buy.
     


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    Bizzarro world suggestion: AF for B, C&E mod [​IMG]
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    I could do some moderating but my time is getting more limited as business picks up.
     


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    The Real Lesson of Charlie Sheen Charlie is a textbook example of burning bridges. From a purely business perspective it does not get any worse or more stupid than Sheen's actions. Takeaways for the upwardly mobile SF professional? 1. At some point in your career, no matter how stellar, you will get screwed by a manager or a company in general. It might be an unjustified firing or layoff, a reorganization that lacks any basis in reality (some say my CE posts qualify here), or other corporate world BS. Always have a Plan B and keep a financial reserve with 6 months of living expenses (can be hard to do when starting out). 2. Every network is small. By this I mean, you never, ever know who you will run into again. Most of the time the true assholes will flounder over time. But you still may face them on other opportunity. I am repeatedly surprised by how many new people know someone in my vast LinkedIn network. Six degrees of separation? At most, some days it feels like two. (I'm not bragging here, just old enough to have worked with lots of people). 3. Don't burn any bridges, regardless of how therapeutic it may be. You may see these folks again in your travels and they may be in a position to hurt your efforts. 4. It is also just not professional. Take the high road and you will feel better and be perceived better as well. 5. If you get laid off and need help, others will notice you took the high road and that will help. Now think about Charlie. He has likely poisoned the well across all of Hollywood. He made $1.85 million per episode. Dude, you are likely to lose nearly $16 million on those remaining 8 episodes. Moreover, you may find no one wants to work with you. How many people are in Chuck Lorre's rolodex or LinkedIn? How many people do Warner executives touch? Idiot.
     


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    Caveat: A good boss will enjoy a vigorous discussion. A bad boss will not. If the latter none of the above apply.
    haha, I learned this, to my detriment, last week. well, I guess I mean I learned what kind of boss I have...
     


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    Thanks for a great links [​IMG]
     


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    A nice essay from Edward Tufte about PowerPoint, and the decline of Western thought.

    Evidence?
     


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    I've got some essays I could share from this week that evidence the decline of Eastern thought.
     


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    Thank you very much for this thread, i am subscribing right away. I think this is the best thread ever on the style forum. No offense to anybody.
     


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    Evidence?

    Just read the damned essay. And if that doesn't work, take one of his classes.

    Or if you prefer, I can dribble out an explanation in bullet points, one every 10 seconds.
     


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    Just read the damned essay. And if that doesn't work, take one of his classes.

    Or if you prefer, I can dribble out an explanation in bullet points, one every 10 seconds.


    I've read Tufte's books and I am reluctant to spend more money to get the essay. I guess his issue is with the poor practices of many PPT users but that is not the same as using properly when it becomes an effective tool.
     


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